The Men's Room

Face Shape Matters – The Square Face

In my last post – (Face Shape Matters – The Triangular Face) I stated that…

A large percentage of men have a square face shape, and it is coincidentally the most ideal and desired shape to work with.  (The square face is the male counterpart to the oval face shape for women.)  Therefore, when it comes to haircuts and beards, the goal is to square off the face, while taking into consideration any imperfections and how to camouflage them.

Here is what works for a square face:

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  • Most hairstyles

– However stay with clean squared off lines

– NO…Flattops (ex. Brock Lesnar)

Facial Hair

  • Goatees
  • Moustaches
  • Neatly trimmed scruff
  • Neat beard with hard lines

– All designed to maintain and enhance the square jaw

One of the many skills I have developed as a professional barber is the ability to determine the best grooming style to complement your face shape.  Unsure of what style would fit you?  I can help, visit my Guide to Face Shapes page at 

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